Reporting to the Supervisor, Radiation Oncology and according to established procedures, assists physicians by treating patients with prescribed doses of ionizing radiation supplied and controlled through specialized radiation equipment. In doing so, prepares treatment room, explains procedures to patients, positions patients and administers treatments. Monitors patients during therapy sessions in order to ensure patients' comfort and to observe changes in patients' condition. Simulates patient treatment according to the treatment plan and delivers prescribed doses of ionizing radiation supplied and controlled through specialized radiation equipment. Designs and constructs custom treatment devices for individual patients. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit(s) or by their department.
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Knowledge of radiation procedures and radiologic technology at a level normally acquired through completion of a 2 year training program in Radiography.
In addition, knowledge of radiation therapy procedures and equipment operation, and of physics and patient care techniques at a level acquired through an approved program in radiation therapy technology, usually lasting one year beyond radiography training.
Approximately 3 to 6 months on the job experience necessary in order to gain familiarity with Medical Center equipment, develop proficiencies in patient positioning, radiographic imaging and proper safety techniques, operating sophisticated equipment for patient simulation and treatment, and fabrication of custom treatment devices.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, allied health personnel, and other Medical Center personnel when explaining procedures and gathering and exchanging patient-related information.
Analytical skills necessary in order to provide accurate care instructions to patients, interpret physicians' prescriptions for treatment course and effectively duplicate treatment plan.
Registry or registry eligible with ARRT in Radiation Therapy and current licensure with IEMA Radiation Therapy.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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